DEL Dance for Early Childhood

at 92nd Street Y - Online

Course Details
$350 2 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Jul 06, 2:00pm - Jul 10, 5:00pm Eastern Time (5 sessions)

Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 3 - 7 years old
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Deborah Damast

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this kids dance class:

The 92nd Street Y DEL Early Childhood Dance Curriculum encourages learning through play, providing a stimulating, multi-sensory and nurturing community for diverse young learners to discover their innate movement capacity.

Participants in this course will gain experience in creating developmentally appropriate dance lessons and activities for children ages 3-7 years old.

Interactive and participatory, this course will cover the following topics:

  1. Developmentally appropriate lessons and content for early childhood
  2. Developmental patterns and the sensory system
  3. Games and short activities
  4. Basics of early childhood dance lesson planning
  5. LMA vocabulary as a springboard for dance learning and lesson plan organization 
  6. Strategies for effective teaching
  7. Working with children with disabilities
  8. Teaching children online
  9. Using video prompts
  10. Collaborative lesson planning with peers
The 2021 DEL Early Childhood course will take place over zoom in a synchronous model.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Refund Policies:

92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:

  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.

To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
2:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time Deborah Damast 5 $350
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Jul 07 2:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time Deborah Damast
Thu, Jul 08 2:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time Deborah Damast
Fri, Jul 09 2:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time Deborah Damast
Sat, Jul 10 2:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Time Deborah Damast

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